The information provided below is meant as a guideline. Please be careful when cleaning any jewelry. Monkeylion designs is not responsible FOR ANY DAMAGE caused by cleaning your jewelry.
Cleaning a Lacquered Copper Piece
If your copper piece is lacquered, it will not tarnish as easily as non-lacquered copper jewelry does.
Instead, it will get dull and become less shiny.
You can use a polishing cloth to shine a lacquered copper piece.
If it is very dirty, you can wash it with warm water with some dishwashing liquid or soap added in.
Rub gently with a cloth or an old toothbrush. Rinse it well and dry it gently with a soft cloth.
If the bracelet is very dirty, you can wash it with warm water with some dishwashing liquid or soap added in.
Rub gently with a cloth or an old toothbrush. Rinse the bracelet well and dry it gently with a soft cloth.
Cleaning a Non-Lacquered Copper Piece
In general, non-lacquered copper jewelry can be cleaned well with mildly acidic substances such as lemon juice or vinegar.
Important: Avoid applying lemon juice, vinegar, or any other cleaning substances to gemstones in your bracelet, as they may get damaged.
Be especially careful with pearls. Don’t soak such jewelry in the cleaning liquid, unless you are certain that it is safe to use with the stones you have.
If you think your stones could be easily damaged, clean the bracelet by just rubbing it with the cleaning solution, and work carefully around the stones.
Note: If your copper bracelet is antique, removing the tarnish from it may make it less valuable in the eyes of potential buyers, if you ever plan on selling it.
Cleaning Copper with Lemon and Lemon Juice
Lemon: Take a lemon and cut it in half. You can also add some salt to the lemon’s cut side. Rub the copper with the lemon. Rinse the jewelry with water and dry it with a soft cloth.
Lemon juice: Instead of using a lemon, you can pour some lemon juice in a cup or a bowl and add some salt to the liquid. Dip your piece in the juice and leave it there for 5-10 minutes. You can also scrub the piece gently with a cloth or toothbrush. Rinse the piece with water and dry it with a soft cloth.
Cleaning paste: Add equal parts lemon juice and baking soda to make a cleaning paste. Use the paste to clean the piece by rubbing it gently with your fingers, a cloth, or an old toothbrush. After it is satisfactorily clean, rinse it and dry it with a soft cloth.
Cleaning Copper with Worcestershire Sauce
You can also use Worcestershire sauce to clean your copper. Rub some sauce onto the piece and clean it with a cloth or a soft toothbrush.
Then wash the sauce off with water and dry it with a soft cloth.
Cleaning Copper with Ketchup
Put some ketchup on your copper and clean it by rubbing with a soft cloth or toothbrush. Then rinse the piece with water and dry it.
Instead of ketchup, you can also use tomato sauce.